0822 GMT September 18, 2021
The world’s most acidic mineral hot springs was put into operation in the northwestern city of Meshginshahr in Ardebil Province, according to the province’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Department.
Head of Ardebil Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Department Nader Falahi said on Friday that the modern hydrotherapy complex was put into operation in Meshginshahr, as the most acidic mineral hot springs in the world, CHTN reported.
Addressing the Friday inauguration ceremony of the King of the Waters of the World complex, Naderi explained that thermal spring water, with healing properties for skin diseases, is supplied by the Qotursuei Hot Springs.
Mentioning that the region has unique natural and historical capacities, he added that the launch of the complex in the tourist destination of Qotusuei in Meshginshahr will draw visitors from all over the country and the world.
The ceremony was held on the occasion of Ardebil Week, which started on July 24, the commemoration day of Sheikh Safieddin Ardebili. He was the ancestor of Shah Ismail I, the founder of the Safavid Dynasty.
Hot springs, also called thermal spring, is a healing natural spring with temperatures substantially higher than the air temperature of the surrounding region.
Most hot springs discharge groundwater that is heated by shallow intrusions of magma (molten rock) in volcanic areas. Some thermal springs, however, are not related to volcanic activity.